A 51-year-old civil servant, Abdullahi Tanko, has been remanded in prison by an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Friday June 19, for the alleged murder of a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Tanko and others who are still at large, are facing trial for the alleged murder of Miss Yetunde Shukrat, a corps member. The prosecutor, Sgt. Mathew Ologbonsaye, alleged that the accused and others now at large, raped the victim inside a vehicle and later killed her.
The prosecutor added that they dumped her corpse at Simion Okedi, GRA, Ilorin. Ologbonsaye said that following distress call, police went to the scene of the crime and trailed the blood stains to the quarters of the accused at Plot 6 Simion Okedi St., GRA, Ilorin.
He said that Shukrat, who until her death, was serving with Radio Kwara, was murdered on May 23 and dumped at the said area in her pool of blood. The prosecutor alleged that the accused and others now at large, deceived the deceased and later took her to the scene of the crime.
The accused was charged with criminal conspiracy, rape and culpable homicide; offences that contravened Sections 97, 283 and 221 of the Penal Code. Magistrate Kalejaye Yahyah refused the bail application, and ordered that the accused be remanded at Mondala Prison, Ilorin. The magistrate adjourned the case till Aug.10 for further mention.
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